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Old 08-27-2015, 10:17 AM   #1
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Premix fuel for blower


I have a cheap 2 cycle Ryobi gas blower that I bought may be six months ago for I don't remember $119 or $139...

Used in a few times and let it sit for about 2 months of non-use. I started it up and it will start, then I am supposed to switch to "HALF" to restart it, wait 10 seconds and switch to "FULL". It will start in HALF, but when I waited 10 seconds and switch to "FULL" position it will run for another 20 seconds or so and quit.

The fuel I used is the standard unleaded gasoline 1 gallon mixed with that small bottle of stuff that comes with it. Didn't have any problem the first few months.

So I opened the fuel cap, and drained all of the fuel in it. I then bought a can of the PREMIX fuel from the store and poured that in, and it started and worked just fine, switched to FULL and didn't quit anymore.

Why? Is the fuel I mixed gone "stale"? Did I not mix it right? Or the premix stuff is just better?
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Ethanol in the fuel picks up moisture and makes it go bad. You can add fuel stabilizer or buy the premix.
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You are choking the engine in full. After you let it run at half choke to let it warm up a little, turn the choke off.
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premix, isn't that stuff like $15 a gallon. i have no problems mixing my own.
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